Monday, July 16, 2012
I have been participating in Spark People's The Biggest Loser Challenge Number 19 and I've been a member of the Sassy Shamrock Sheriff Team. It has ended up being a very good fit for me. True, I am not sassy. Also true that I am not a Sheriff. But I could, initially, get behind the concept of Shamrock and the beautiful green of Irish soil.
The team has been fantastic, however. I've learned to recommit myself to a faltering plan. I've learned to plan for the Wednesday weigh-ins with some dedication to the proposition that I really should be losing weight: not just for myself, but to help the team's standings in the competition.
And soon we will go on a break. The final weigh-in for BLC 19 is on Wednesday.
What will I do during the hiatus to keep myself on track? I will continue to post to the team's message board so that I will continue to feel accountable.
I will try to amp up my commitment. I spent the first couple of weeks in Europe eating too much, perhaps, but walking around so much that I did not gain much weight. I spent the following 4-5 weeks seriously losing. But the past month has been lack-luster.
I want to dedicate my break to making a great example of dedication to weight loss. I want to settle myself into a better routine in terms of diet.
And I don't want to slack with my exercise.
I would pin-point my biggest single problem right now as over-indulgence with evening/nighttime eating. I will focus on trying to avoid it or trying to reach for a cucumber when the need to gnaw o'ercomes me.
Onward to BLC 20! I can't wait!
But there is a fly in the ointment: I had an old, schmindled inaccurate scale. I recently invested in a new super-accurate scale. I now weigh more, of course, so I will be starting from a higher number than I ended up with.
And I spent a little too much money on clothing today.
And so it goes.
I really really would like to be below 200 pounds by my birthday.